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5 Homemade Girl Scout Cookie Recipes We Love

As a native New Yorker, no one appreciates better than I the pain of living in a Girl Scout Cookie desert. While my cousins in New Jersey and Connecticut ate Thin Mints and Do-Si-Dos like they were common Oreos, I would carefully portion out the one box of Samoas which my father would procure for me from a coworker who commuted in from Long Island. More

Introducing Girl Scout Cookie Week

Whether we buy ten or two of those gem-colored boxes, we always have a soft spot for Girl Scout Cookies. Maybe it's their elusive, seasonal nature (causing us to hoard a box of Thin Mints in our freezer), or maybe it's their ties to our childhood (real or perceived). Whatever it is, it's worth celebrating. Thus welcome to the beginning of the first ever Serious Eats Girl Scout Cookie Week, where we'll share recipes, style guides, and more. More

Happy Hybrids: Nestle Crunch-Thin Mint Bar Coming in June

A few days ago, we heard whispers of a candy-cookie hybrid so brilliant that we wondered how no one had thought of it before: The Nestle Crunch Bar with Thin Mints. It makes perfect sense. Bubbly, crispy milk chocolate is the perfect match for the lightly minty wafer cookies. But no one seemed able to confirm the existence of the bar and we worried that, like our desire for a Honey Bunches of Oats ice cream, it was all just a dream. More

Cakespy: Chocolate Coconut Pudding Pie in a Samoas Cookie Crust

To truly maximize how many Samoas you can stuff into your mouth in one serving, you've simply got to crush them up and form them into a cookie pie crust. Using the same method as making a graham cracker crust, the Samoas cookie crust is the definition of decadence: sticky, crispy, and caramelly, it gets even crazier when you fill it with a rich, creamy chocolate pudding filling studded with extra coconut, and top it off with a billowy cloud of whipped cream. More

American Classics: Original Girl Scout Cookies

Spring is in the air and coworkers are circulating order forms. It's officially Girl Scout cookie season. Girl Scouts and cookies are so linked in my mind that as a kid I flirted with joining solely to sell cookies (I think I watched Troop Beverly Hills a few times too many...). But the truth is cookie sales have been an important part of financing troop activities for many years. While the earliest mention of a Girl Scout cookie sale was recorded in 1917, it was in the early 1920s that cookie sales really took off across the country likely as a result of an article published in The American Girl. More

SE Staff Picks: Our Favorite Girl Scout Cookies, and How to Eat Them

It's that time of the year again. Girl Scout cookies. Locate the closest coworker with a scout daughter, or a friend who knows one. This year there's even a Girl Scout Locator app. WHERE THE COOKIES AT?! We stopped to reflect on our favorite flavors. Some of us, gasp, had never eaten a Girl Scout cookie before. Find out who in the slideshow. And we want to know: what are your favorites? More

Cookie-Stuffed Cookies

Have you seen the Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies that have been going around the web? We went one better with Nutter Butter–stuffed chocolate-chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and since we had Girl Scout cookies on hand.... More

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